Alengrin (1049) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another of Jef Van Den Steen’s experiments in old-fashioned beer styles, this time a ’tarwedubbel’, the strong counterpart of witbier. Sticky, off-white, irregular head, colour of ’old gold’, hazy. Fruity aroma with spicy accents, wheat malt, curaçao, pineapple, cake, coriander, apple peel, peach, vanilla. Soft fruity taste, lightly sweet with fresh citrus touch, relatively sharp carbonation, alcohol well hidden, malty and wheaty base, velvety mouthfeel thanks to the oats, medium hop bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable and thirst-quenching.
AgentAle (630) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is straw, banana, clove and sweet graininess. Taste is sweet with a very smooth transition to bitterness. Body is a very pale gold with a very slight cloudiness.
hobsch (435) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l. Pours almost clear golden with very fast vanishing white head. Looks like apple juice after a few seconds. Strange. Aroma is fruity, doughy, spicy, slightly cheesy. Taste is light bitter, medium sweet, spicy, fruity, grainy, coriander. Bit too sweet wit beer with rather strong carbonation. More bitterness would be good, unbalanced though.
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast going towards saison and fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Strength of the alcohol coming out in the palate suggesting trippel and dry in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
dEnk (3775) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is spices/herbs, some malt, some wheat, a bit yeasty. Flavour is fruity and floral hops, some malt, not much else. Boring.
Vaiz (3329) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of fruits, yeasty and with some spices. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet and yeasty. Smooth texture. Nice balance.
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Molen mnothly tasting.
thin white head. Very hazy blond pour. Quite refreshing. Well hidden alcohol. Belgian yeasty flavour.
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Turbid light orange, brief white head. Orange peel, spices, wheat, subtle funk. Zesty with a creamy mouthfeel. Finish is bone dry. Interesting.
Buongiorgio00 (749) - - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pallida damigella molto intraprendente, dal carattere poco ortodosso. Gusto complesso e sofisticato, scorza di limone, frutta secca e spezie, tra le quali spicca un leggero pizzicorio di coriandolo. Il 7.5 gradi aleggiando come fantasmi, sorso dopo sorso, agendo di soppiatto. Assaggiata alla spina allo stand di Glazen Toren, è stata un’esperienza indimenticabile.
Psytron (1303) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of lemon, yeast. Very pale lemon colour, extreme white head which diminishes quickly. Aroma of coriander, honey, citrus, yeast, mead. Fresh and slightly sour when cold, gets sweeter with temperature.